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Yangon protesters wear Aung San Suu Kyi masks, demand her release

Hundreds of protesters wearing masks of ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, rallied in Yangon (February 28) demanding her release as Myanmar police launched its biggest crackdown to rein in anti-coup demonstrations which have swept the country.

Holding up the three-finger salute, rally participants held up placards and shouting slogans such as “We must win this revolution”.

The coup, which brought a halt to tentative steps towards democracy after nearly 50 years of military rule, has drawn hundreds of thousands onto the streets and the condemnation of Western countries.

Myanmar has been in chaos since the army seized power and detained elected government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and much of her party leadership on Feb. 1, alleging fraud in a November election her party won in a landslide.

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